Gerald Meehan Cwac

CWAC on the hunt for chief executive

Cheshire West & Chester Council has started its search for a chief executive to replace the retiring Gerald Meehan, in what has been a year of change for top council positions in the region.

Tom Creer Legat Owen

Legat Owen adds associate director

The Chester-based consultancy has appointed Tom Creer, a chartered surveyor and RICS-registered valuer, to support the expansion of its asset management department.

Patrizia to head Cheshire & Warrington MIPIM push

The pan-European investor, which manages Birchwood Park, is to be the lead sponsor for Cheshire and Warrington at MIPIM 2018, heading a list of 31 organisations including Bruntwood, Peel and Grosvenor.

Infrared Shed Sale

M6 corridor portfolio sold for £320m

InfraRed Capital Partners has exchanged contracts on the sale of the 4.5m sq ft Powerhouse portfolio of light industrial units, to real estate funds managed by Blackstone and M7 Real Estate.

Handforth Dean Shopping Park CPG

CPG faces long wait as retail inquiry continues

Neil Tague

Consolidated Property Group’s hopes of delivering close to 250,000 sq ft of retail and restaurants at Handforth Dean Shopping Park face a major delay, as the public inquiry into the project and a further scheme by Orbit nears the end of its allotted time with a welter of evidence still to be heard.

West Warrington Transport

Warrington to trigger £8.2m Omega highways spending

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Warrington Council’s executive board will next week be asked to give the go-ahead to Omega Local Highways Phase 3, a series of improvements to the road network around the Omega site, now firmly established as a logistics hotspot and moving into a phase of residential development.

C4 Consulting Directors

Arcadis pair join C4

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Lymm-based C4 Consulting has swooped on global powerhouse Arcadis to hire Ben Hibbert and David Ashley as directors.

Chester Northgate Artists Impression 1

Northgate secures another tenant as CPO hearing nears

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The £300m Chester retail and leisure scheme is to welcome Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy’s Tapas Revolution, as Cheshire West & Chester Council confirmed that the public inquiry into the use of compulsory purchase powers for the scheme will begin on 7 February.

Prologis Ao Crewe

AO distribution centre bought for £36m

Tritax's Big Box REIT fund, which was set up to invest in large logistics assets, has acquired part of AO World’s national distribution centre at Weston Road, Crewe for £36m.